Post-Doctoral Fellow: Surgical Robotics - Bio-inspired Microrobotic Systems
38.0 hours per week
€ 3068 - € 4028
University of Twente (UT)
Minimally invasive surgery has revolutionized medicine by enabling interventions without large incisions, thereby significantly
improving clinical outcomes. Such surgical techniques include insertions of needles, flexible snake-like continuum robots, and
micro- and nano-robots. For effective medical diagnosis and treatment, the device must reach its intended target. In order to
increase the targeting accuracy of the procedure and improve clinical outcomes, the goal of this research project is to develop
new methods to design, manufacture, and control novel and micro/nano-robotic systems that mimic motion of organisms (e.g., bacteria,
sperm cells). Techniques would be developed to track and control the path of the novel devices using images (MR and ultrasound imaging
modalities). You will build on the existing expertise in the lab in the micro-robotics and image-guided control of flexible surgical devices.
The present project will be conducted within the Surgical Robotics Laboratory
) and research facilities of MIRA
), and the Department of Biomechanical Engineering
). In addition there are excellent opportunities for close collaboration with the MESA+ Institute for
), and several institutions abroad.
The successful applicant has a background in mechanical, biomedical, or electrical engineering, or applied physics or in a closely
related discipline. He or she should possess excellent skills and practical experience in one or more of the following research areas:
robotics, mechatronics, and nano-/micro-fabrication technologies. Experience at the intersection of one or more of these areas is
desirable. An interview will be part of the selection procedure.
Information and application
You can send your application, including the following documents as a *single* PDF file through the button below.
- CV (including contact information for at least two academic references)- Title and abstract of your PhD dissertation,
and two (2) of your most relevant papers.
For more information you can contact Sarthak Misra (Associate Professor). By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone: +31-53-489-2704.
Lab website: www.surgicalroboticslab.nl
Department website: www.utwente.nl/ctw/bw/misra
Conditions of employment
Post-doctoral fellow position: We offer a contract for 24 months. This salary will be in scale 10 (CAO-NU) and will depend on the relevant experience in this field of expertise.
Additionally, the University of Twente provides excellent facilities for professional and personal development, a holiday
allowance (8%) and an end-of-year bonus (8,3%), and a number of additional benefits. Your main responsibility will be to
carry out research, but you will be given the opportunity to acquire some teaching experience as well.
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